From May 15 to July 21, 2018, the gallery is hosting at rue de Saintonge a solo exhibition of Japanese artist Susumu Shingu, entitled COSMOS . Following the artist’s previous exhibitions at the gallery -- Sculptures du respir in 2006, Planet of Wind and Water in 2009, and Beyond Time in 2012 -- COSMOS presents a selection of mobile sculptures and recent collages as well as several exceptional sculptural studies. The new solo show by Susumu Shingu will be connected to the important retrospective Spaceship that the Mudam Luxembourg—Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc will dedicate to his work from May 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019. This exhibition, never before seen in Europe, will present, among other works, La caravane du vent (The Caravan of Wind), an installation of twenty-one sculptures animated by the wind, in the Dräi Eechelen Park. Sculptor of wind, water, and gravity, Susumu Shingu uses high technologies and the talents of his time to create installations in harmony with the secret rhythms of the planet. He has regularly collaborated with such prestigious artists such as Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, Issey Miyake, and Jiři Kilián. The art of Susumu Shingu could not exist without wind. His elegant sculptures are animated by the smallest movement of the air, and reveal the intangible but omnipresent existence of breath. This “atmospheric” sculptural material underlines his relationship with the world -- his ecological consciousness. The artist’s entire oeuvre is sustained by his harmonious research into the rhythms and vibrations of nature. After his diploma from the University of the Arts in Tokyo in 1960, Susumu Shingu studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Rome. Painter, sculptor, maker of drawings, “researcher and philosopher” of nature, the artist soon dedicated himself to sculpture and movement. In 2014, the Susumu Shingu Wind Museum was inaugurated by Tadao Ando in the Arimafuji Park in Sanda, near Osaka, Japan. This open-air museum presents 12 kinetic sculptures that move solely by the forces of water and wind. Susumu Shingu was born in 1937 in Osaka. He lives and works in Sanda and Hyogo in Japan, and in Paris. Susumu Shingu's exhibition COSMOS is associated with Japonisme 2018.
The JEANNE BUCHER JAEGER gallery is among those rare international galleries that has been in existence for 90 years, with a list of artists and a pool of works traversing the field of European art of both the 20th and 21st centuries. Founded by Jeanne Bucher in 1925, the gallery is considered to be one of the great European institutions to have exhibited 20th century art. Bucher began by exhibiting the Avant-Garde abstract, Cubist, and Surrealist painters from the prewar period (Ernst, Bauchant, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, Miro, Motherwell, and many others); Jean-Francois Jaeger took over in 1947, showing the great European postwar Abstractionists (Staël, Vieira da Silva, Bissière, Tobey, Dubuffet, and Jorn), the new Figurative and Realist painters of the 1970s (Gérard Fromanger, Dado, and Fred Deux), and the great urban and environmental sculptors of the 1980s. Véronique Jaeger took over the general direction of the gallery in 2003. She continued to present solo exhibitions of the artists who had long been associated with the gallery, both within her walls, through important loans, and via the organization of exhibitions in international museums. At the same time she also supported new artists such as Michael Biberstein, Susumu Shingu, Rui Moreira, Paul Wallach, Yang Jiechang, Zarina Hashmi, Miguel Branco and Hanns Schimansky. The gallery opened a new space in Lisbon in January 2018.
Fermin Aguayo / Michael Biberstein / Bissière / Miguel Branco / Nicolas de Staël / Jean Dubuffet / Max Ernst / Gérard Fromanger / Alberto Giacometti / Zarina Hashmi / Asger Jorn / Dani Karavan / André Lanskoy / Henri Laurens / Louis Le Brocquy / André Masson / Rui Moreira / Wilfrid Moser / Jean-Paul Philippe / Arthur Luiz Piza / Hans Reichel / Hanns Schimansky / Susumu Shingu / Arpad Szenes / Mark Tobey / Joaquin Torres-Garcia / Fabienne Verdier / Maria Helena Vieira da Silva / Paul Wallach / Yang Jiechang